Technology Spotlight

What is your technology?
The technology is the membrane bioreactor (MBR) which utilizes activated sludge biological process in combination with the submerged membrane filtration system. Our technology, HSMBR BioBarrier® by Bio-Microbics, Inc., is designed specifically for decentralized wastewater applications. 

Flow chart of a HSMBR BioBarrier® system.

BioBarrier® modules installed in treatment tank. 
What are the benefits to implementing your technology?
In addition to generally recognized benefits of the MBR technology such as: excellent and consistent effluent quality for water reuse applications, robust biological process for handling various types of wastewaters, and optimum process for nutrients removal; the HSMBR BioBarrier® system provides a simple and cost-effective advance biological treatment system for the decentralized market.   
Has the technology been tested, demonstrated, or implemented anywhere to date? 
The HSMBR BioBarrier® system has been in use for over eight years. There are more than 30 installations in the U.S. and other countries treating various wastewater sources from onsite facilities. 
What are some of the next steps needed to advance the technology?  
Better recognition of the technology by engineers and end users.
How has LIFT helped, or how can LIFT help? 
The recognition that LIFT can give our technology will be helpful.

For more information, contact Reza Shams, Ph.D.,
Vice President, Advanced Process Technology, Bio-Microbics, Inc.